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Greg Egan Quotes and Sayings

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Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now.
Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers;
essentially,
a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.
- Greg Egan

I've supported myself by writing since 1992,
and I'm probably very nearly unemployable by now because
employers are likely to be put off by the long gap.
- Greg Egan

I don't have any structured grand plan;
I just intend to keep writing about the things that
interest me-some of which change,
some of which don't.
- Greg Egan

I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published.
- Greg Egan

 

A story in Asimov's is read by hundreds of thousands of people.
- Greg Egan

I admire David Lynch so much, and I think he made some
bad decisions with Lost Highway.
- Greg Egan

I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo
nomination at the time it happened,
but obviously once you're nominated,
winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before.
- Greg Egan

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I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger.
About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck,
and They Might Be Giants.
- Greg Egan

Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.
- Greg Egan

Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions,
and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it.
I've been led astray like that myself at times.
- Greg Egan

Being rewarded for anything other than the quality
of their work is the fastest way to screw-up a writer-and
it isn't only new ones who suffer from that.
- Greg Egan

I've been taking longer to write stories lately.
- Greg Egan

Fandom is about fandom, it's a great big social club.
- Greg Egan

Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently,
and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a
book to a local publisher first,
which then makes a US edition more likely.
- Greg Egan

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

A healthy outside starts from the inside.
- Robert Urich

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
- Mick Jagger

It is a truth universally acknowledged that
when one part of your life starts going okay,
another falls spectacularly to pieces.
- the movie Bridget Jones Diary

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
- Irv Kupcinet

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together.
There it begins.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

If anybody starts using me as scenery,
I'll return to New York.
- Grace Kelly

I think I started learning lessons about being a good
person long before I ever knew what basketball was.
And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
- Julius Erving

Well, even to this day, if I smell a Big Mac,
I'm like Pavlov's dog.
My mouth starts watering immediately,
like, 'Man, that is so good,' but I can't take a bite of it.
- Morgan Spurlock

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit,
to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
- Georges Bataille

I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're
learning relates to other things they know.
Then learning starts to get more and more exciting.
- Norton Juster

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving
around old trunks of bad times,
the pain of this and the shame of that,
the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.
- John Leonard

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts.
The person who makes a success of living is the one
who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
That is dedication.
- Cecil B. DeMille

When the business starts shaping the art,
or the delivery of the art, then it's not right.
- Bob Mould

In contrast, traditional classical music starts from
an abstract musical schema.
This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage,
when it is performed.
- Pierre Schaeffer

That's what I miss out of all this synthesized music -
it starts to lose dynamics.
- Glenn Frey

Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals,
everyone starts asking him about it.
- Just Fontaine

Really, it's not harder to train for them because once
baseball starts you play everyday almost.
- Bo Jackson

I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
- Matt Cameron

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand,
and up starts a patriot.
- Robert Walpole

Once the season starts for me, there isn't a change in my focus,
just a change in my tactics and strategies.
- Bode Miller

Everyone starts a film thinking that it would be a big hit.
But sometimes it goes haywire.
- Anil Kapoor

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and
starts a diary that is lethal to the inert.
The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Once the herd starts moving in one direction,
it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
- Dan Rather

Everyone agrees to that; but when we come to define truth,
dissension starts.
- Samuel E. Morison

It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon
as one part of your life starts looking up,
another falls to pieces.
- Helen Fielding

Once the return tide starts, it will be impossible to stem it,
and it will prove our undoing.
- Moshe Sharett

Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life,
from a stagnant one.
- John Sterling

He that strives to touch the starts,
oft stumbles at a straw.
- Edmund Spenser

I've been a schoolteacher.
I always try to get the kids to finish talking before the next one starts.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

This is the time it all starts, I'm telling you.
Like, 16, I mean, forget it.
You could just get beat up, you could go through these grueling schedules.
- Debbie Gibson

I'm the guy who will eat something that looks nice when I'm out,
but when I take it home in a doggie bag,
it'll sit in the back of my refrigerator until it starts to move.
- Dustin Diamond

Now, I believe that war is never inevitable until it starts,
but there has been a great proclivity in human history,
and including in recent history, for war.
- William Kirby

As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate.
- Suzanne Farrell

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
- Jim Rohn

I think the biggest thing that we are going to be able
to do is focus on training,
practicing, working on my starts, and taking each race one at a time.
- Ben Jackson

We are creating a unique experience.
It's starts with how you see the building from a distance.
- Helmut Jahn

Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there.
Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long,
slow climb and self-discipline.
- Helen Hayes

It's a whole different kind of anxiety.
But the great thing about doing a theatre job is that
once the ball starts rolling you just have to go with it,
it's inexorable.
- Emily Watson

Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows,
against all he knows.
- Emile M. Cioran

A sheltered life can be a daring life as well.
For all serious daring starts from within.
- Eudora Welty

When you are in a room and your job is to write jokes 10 hours a day,
your mind starts going to strange places.
- Seth MacFarlane

Basically it starts with four months of training,
just basic stretching, kicking and punching.
Then you come to the choreography and getting ready
to put the dance together.
- Keanu Reeves

I make movies for grownups.
When Hollywood starts making them again,
I'll start acting in them again.
- Lee Remick

Criticism starts - it has to start -
with a real passion for reading.
It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties,
but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom

When I become the village idiot, or at least,
it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer.
- Joan Van Ark

Our real interest starts with our neighbors...
the future is about regional economies.
- Jean Charest

A man either lives life as it happens to him,
meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back
on it and starts to wither away.
- Gene Roddenberry

There's always a race against time.
I don't think for one moment that life gets better.
How can it? One's body starts to fall apart.
- Gloria Grahame

I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example.
I thought that was intellectually hilarious.
The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic...
That to me was funny.
- Christopher Meloni

Just try to be happy.
Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.
- Sam Levenson


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